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Welcome to the June/July issue of All Things Local. As we go to print, we’re in the midst of some very changeable weather so we’re hoping that by the time you read this the wind will have dropped, the rain eased, and the temperature warmed up a little!

June and July can often be the warmest months of the year in the UK so, with any luck, we’ll be treated to plenty of early summer sunshine.

The warmer weather encourages us all out into our gardens so, if you need a little help tidying yours this summer or if you have a big garden makeover planned, don’t forget there are plenty of experienced and talented local tradespeople out there willing to help you make your garden dreams come true. Turn to the ‘Homes and Gardens’ section to find the right person for the job.

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Legal Matters:

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Legal Matters: Trusts

Breakdown of a Marriage or Civil Partnership: Dividing the Pensions

In each edition legal advisors from Shacklocks deal with important legal topics. This month Marion Vesey (pictured) invites us to think about making a decision that will benefit future generations.

Lasting Powers of Attorney: Choose your Attorney Wisely

Cassandra Worton, Partner with Shacklocks LLP and a member of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners, explains some of the mystery behind Trusts.

Making a Will is a serious business. It is a time which gives many people cause to stop and think about how they want to be remembered when they are gone.

Trusts are a very well established part of English law, but are generally not available in many European countries. So what are they, and how did they come about?

When a marriage or a civil partnership breaks down, consideration needs to be given to how the assets of the union are to be divided. Assets can include the home, savings, cars and other valuables but also pensions.

A Lasting Power of Attorney is a legal document by which you give authority to someone to make decisions on your behalf if, at some time in the future, you are unable to make decisions for yourself. The person who makes the Lasting Power of Attorney is called the ‘Donor’ and the person given that authority is called an ‘Attorney’.

70 years later the trust is still providing that accommodation.

The difficulty is that the CETV for one scheme might produce completely different pension benefits to the CETV in another scheme. You might share a particular pension equally but the reality in terms of what you might each receive in your pocket could be significantly different. The court is generally concerned about the effect of a pension sharing order, especially when people might have been together for a long time.

The Donor’s level of capacity will dictate what level of involvement they have in any decision, and more detailed guidance can be found on the Government website, but undoubtedly a good Attorney needs to be able to listen.

The CETV provided by a pension scheme might not be a true representation of the value of that pension. In some cases, especially some public sector pensions, the CETV provided can significantly understate the true worth of a pension.

It will be necessary for an Attorney to stay on top of bills, to ensure that you are receiving all the benefits you are entitled to, and maybe even to sell your house, so an Attorney needs to have the time to carry out the role properly, and an Attorney who lives far away from you might not be an ideal choice.

Put as simply as possible, a Trust will arise where a person transfers property or assets into the name of their chosen Trustees, for the Trustees to hold that property or those assets for certain purposes and on certain terms, for the benefit of specific persons or a group of people.

Another of the trusts we look after was set up by a client who wanted to help people with particular medical conditions. Her kindness has enabled her trustees to provide financial support to a gifted young musician who has experienced a number of health issues that have interfered with her education, to enable that child to be educated in the most appropriate environment.

Indeed the pensions can be the most valuable asset and care has to be exercised in how they are treated and how they are divided. Usually, pensions are dealt with in one of the following ways:

There are two types of Lasting Powers of Attorney: one for Property and Financial Affairs, and one for Health and Care decisions. This article focuses on Lasting Powers of Attorney for Property and Financial Affairs.

Many people are attracted by the idea of doing something to help others less fortunate than themselves after they pass away, particularly if their family are adequately provided for or if they have no close family. Whilst some still like the idea of supporting major national charities, there are many who prefer to benefit more local causes or causes close to their heart, possibly where they have had a personal involvement or received support during their lifetime.

1. Pension sharing. This is where one pension is divided to create essentially two pensions, a reduced pension for the member of the pension scheme and a new pension for the other person.

A Charitable Trust can be set up either during your lifetime with savings and investments built up already, or alternatively through a specially prepared Will that will only take effect following your death and will therefore not deprive you of capital or income during your lifetime.

There are obviously many different pension schemes in existence. Each will probably be different to the next. It is very important that you receive the right advice and that the true value of each pension is understood and shared fairly. Often it is necessary to involve other experts, for example pension actuaries, who will produce comprehensive reports to assist in the division of pension assets. The information given above is necessarily general and cannot be relied upon in any particular case.

2. Pension attachment. This is where a court makes an order directing that some of the pension payable to one person is paid to the other.

To better understand Trusts we can take a look back to the times of the Crusades. Trusts first began to take shape in medieval England when men were travelling abroad to join the Crusades. They would transfer their property to a trusted friend for them to look after, manage and protect until their return, which may not be for many years. The moral obligation imposed on the friend is one of the earliest forms of a Trust, which over the centuries has become embedded in our legal system.

An Attorney needs to understand the scope of their role and the boundaries which apply. For example, an Attorney may need to have sight of your Will, but they do not have the right to change it without a Court Order. If you are a Trustee of any Trust, the Attorney cannot make any decisions you have to make as Trustee.

Something that our team will discuss with clients in this situation is the idea of setting up their own charitable trust which can continue to provide support for charitable causes of their choosing long after they have passed away. Creating your own charity means that your trustees can provide support to those who need help most. There can be a great sense of satisfaction in knowing that your trustees will carry out your wishes after you have gone and that your name will be associated with such good deeds even after you are no longer around.

Whilst the idea that someone travelling abroad may leave their property in Trust to be managed whilst they are away is still very useful today, Trusts may be used closer to home to protect and manage property or money in other circumstances too. For example, a parent may set up a Trust in their lifetime or through their Will for a child, or for an adult son or daughter who is not able to manage their own affairs perhaps because of disability or mental capacity issues. A married person may provide in their Will for their surviving spouse to have a life interest in their half of the family home thereby protecting that half of the home for the next generation. A Trust may be used where someone receives damages as a result of a personal injury or clinical negligence claim. A couple may set up a Trust to keep their family assets in the bloodline in case of changes in family and marital arrangements which may take the assets out of the family, or someone with a second family may set up a Trust to make special arrangements for their two families. A person with Charitable intentions may set up a Trust in their lifetime or on death for the benefit of those who they particularly wish to help in the future, and by doing so leave a lasting legacy: many of the charities we see now may have been set up in this way. These are all types of Trust.

3. Offsetting. This is where the pensions are left untouched but the share of other assets are adjusted to take into account the value of pensions.

Your Attorney must be over 18. An individual who is Bankrupt or subject to a Debt Relief Order cannot be an Attorney. You might want to think carefully and take advice before appointing someone with certain criminal convictions. After that, what characteristics might you look for in your Attorney?

Before you even think about dealing with pensions you need to know their value. The starting point is often the provision of a Cash Equivalent Transfer Value (“CETV”). This needs to be provided in all cases. Whilst the CETV is important, further information is often needed in terms of benefit statements so that the full terms of the pension can be considered.

An Attorney for Property and Financial affairs will be responsible for keeping your finances in good order and will need to have a good grasp of the everyday ins and outs. Your money does not become their money, so they should be disciplined and be good record keepers.

If we fast forward to the present day, the reasons to use a Trust are broadly the same as in medieval England; there are different types of Trusts and there are many different types of situations which may create Trusts. Trusts may be set up in a lifetime, or through a Will following death. Trusts may provide circumstances in which beneficiaries will become absolutely entitled to the Trust Fund, or they may provide flexibility by allowing for discretion to be exercised as to who should benefit.

An Attorney should consult and involve you whenever possible and ask themselves ‘What would the Donor do?’ in any given situation.

It is important to understand the difference between different pension types. Some pensions are pots of money which can sometimes be converted into cash (subject to tax). Other pensions simply give a person the right to receive an income from a particular date until their death.

At Shacklocks we have set up a number of charitable trusts over the 150 years or so we have been in business and we still look after those trusts today. One of the charitable trusts we look after, for example, was established by a will in the 1940’s to provide accommodation for elderly residents.

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Our team at Shacklocks have a particular speciality in preparing arrangements of this kind and also of acting as professional trustees to enable wishes to be fulfilled and instructions to be followed.

It may be that you struggle to find a person with the right skills to be your Attorney. Shacklocks’ Partners provide a valuable service acting as Professional Attorneys for many of our clients and may also be able to act as your Attorney for Property and Finances.

At Shacklocks LLP we are committed to helping you to understand the true worth of pensions and to help you receive a fair financial settlement which will meet your needs. Shacklocks LLP family law team are currently offering all new clients an initial free half hour appointment. To find out more, contact Ben Stubbins and his team on 01773 822333 or email bens@shacklocks.co.uk.

If you are thinking of supporting charities through your Will or during your lifetime with a lump sum, why not talk to us about the different ways in which we can help you benefit those good causes, and how to make the most of the tax rules that enable a charitable cause to benefit.

Shacklocks LLP have been dealing with Trusts for many years, though not quite as far back as the Crusades! If you would like to know more about Trusts and how they may be of help in your circumstances contact Cassandra Worton or Richard Farmer at Shacklocks LLP on 01773 822333 or 01623 626141 or email cassandraw@shacklocks.co.uk or richardf@shacklocks.co.uk.

Call us at Shacklocks to talk about how we can help you to help your favourite local causes.

Telephone Shacklocks on 0845 602 2344 or email me at marionv@shacklocks.co.uk.

Ben Edwards is a Solicitor with Shacklocks LLP, Solicitors and Investment Advisors, and is one of their team of experienced lawyers working from offices in Allestree, Belper, Ripley and Mansfield. To make an appointment to discuss your Lasting Powers of Attorney, please contact Benjamin Edwards on 01332 559281 or by email to benjamine@shacklocks.co.uk .

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Money Matters: My Mate Down the Pub Knows

our retirement?”. The answer to this is, it depends. “How much do you want?”, could yield completely different replies.

10 Years of Belper IFS: Our First Decade

a Man…

10 years ago, Belper Independent Financial Solutions was formed after its founder (me, Kevin Glover) was made redundant from The Derbyshire Building Society.

We all know someone who will come along to give us advice that was probably never asked for, or fail to give us advice when we do need it.

Since then, Belper has seen the loss of The Derbyshire, Woolworths, Somerfield, Thomas Cook and Britannia Building Society to name but a few long-standing institutions that are now confined to history

Our friend in the pub may stretch the truth somewhat or, indeed, have lost touch with reality … but then again, he is the man in the pub! His view, such as “My house is my pension” or “The state will look after me when I am old” are the pearls such a voice may deliver. This may be true, of course, for some.

Generations of people have been served or been customers of these organisations. You are probably one. State Pension Age has changed several times and will most likely do so again At least interest rates have not changed much! Rubbish then and not much better today

that the need for financial advice and a solution should not be seen as a one-off. Financial products and solutions were probably right at the time, but just how much has changed since their inception?

A starting point is establishing retirement income needs on 3 bases – primary (day-to-day essentials such as utilities, food and house maintenance), secondary (social, internet/tv, dining out, hobbies, car) and luxuries (the ‘nice to haves’ and the dreams, such as big holidays or leaving legacies). Each of these categories has a cost, which differs between people, but it is something we try and establish. We seek to find the reality (not necessarily the same view as man at the pub!).

Investment funds (whether held in pension wrappers or alternative structures such as Stocks and Shares ISAs), are mostly run by fund managers who are also human beings. As humans they may retire, defect to other companies, or run out of luck! Solutions that may have been right at the start may no longer be suitable or effective. Leading fund managers in 2009 may no longer be leading fund managers as we approach 2020.

As Financial Advisers, our job is not to press-gang the client into something they don’t want, but maybe to explain about some of the things they need (but may not want), such as life cover, wills or similar. Needs and wants are often completely different.

Consider this – joining the EU was considered the right decision once upon a time.

From my dining room in 2009, to an office in Heanor, back to Belper and now to the present location, much has changed including the greyness of my hair and the size of my waistline! Now as a team of 8 we have seen the client base expand over the years. ‘Generous’ successive Chancellors introduce new legislation impacting the public and signposting the need for financial advice.

As regulated Financial Advisers, we are trained to look for needs. Often, we are approached to meet the client’s agenda (which we would do). However, we have a duty of care to suggest other areas of financial needs which we identify, that may not be considered or perhaps dismissed by a client as “It won’t happen to me and if it does, it’s a price I am willing to take.” Some may call this ‘burying their head in the sand’.

In essence, part of our duty as Advisers is to make the client aware of what would be wise for them, even if they do not want it. A new client may ask for advice on their pension options but, I will often explain, their pension is just one part of their retirement solution.

What about you – what has changed in your lives over the last 10 years? How many jobs have you had? Has your family extended or tragedy struck? How many times have you moved house? How many pension schemes have you been a member of and simply left, through one reason or another? How many cars, partners and other life events have occurred?

This could include pensions in part, but also other assets such as savings, investments and property. We are asked, “How much will we need to live comfortably in

How many investments have you made and when were they last reviewed and looked at? My point is

In April 2015, pension regulations changed. They will almost certainly change again. Pensions from prior to this time may no longer be suitable – but just how would you know? So, as you sit munching your turkey over the festive period, consider how many of these questions apply to you and see what may benefit from having a review.

Completing a budget planner would help here. This is not the easiest for some folks, while others run their own budget as a matter of a lifetime habit. Two budget planners are even better: the first reflecting today’s costs of living, the second maybe forecasting what those costs will be when retired (perhaps minus mortgage costs or running two cars, for example). Knowledge of a situation counts for little without the wisdom to apply it.

Is 2020 the time to take a look at your financial arrangements once again and get them fit for purpose?

Wishing you a happy 2020 and a prosperous next 10 years.

From here, we can formulate real, regulated financial advice based around existing plans and income shortfalls, and give real advice based upon substance and knowledge of you, the client. Meanwhile, our friendly ‘Bard’ in the pub might be waxing lyrical about his own experiences but his solution may not reflect your particular circumstances. This is why we go into depth about your own situation before providing proper, regulated advice.

This information is general only and is not intended to address your particular requirements. The data above should not be relied upon in its entirety and shall not be deemed to be or constitute advice. No individual or company should act upon such information without receiving appropriate professional advice after a thorough examination of their particular situation.

Glover, Belper IFS

This information is general only and is not intended to address your particular requirements The data above should not be relied upon in its entirety and shall not be deemed to be or constitute advice No individual or company should act upon such information without receiving appropriate professional advice after a thorough examination of their particular situation

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Just a Thought... Disappointment

Well, that was disappointing.

Such a visceral word – disappointment. It’s like you can feel the hiss of deflation as you are left flat after something does not pan out as expected. Then there’s the knife-like cut of those words, ‘I’m not annoyed with you, just disappointed.’ Oh, my goodness, anything but being disappointed in me, please!

I can describe disappointment – but what is it really? Simply, disappointment is unmet expectations and the greater the expectation, the more significant the disappointment. This is where arguments start!

The key to reducing disappointment in our lives is to clearly express what our expectations are. To do this, of course, you have to examine things for yourself, so you KNOW what you are expecting. Equally though, if you do this, there is potential for hurt because you are being vulnerable in sharing your needs and often

this is where the sabotaging behaviour forms. ‘If I lower my expectations, then anything else is a bonus’ – we’ve all trodden that line a million times, right?! Yes, it does seemingly protect against disappointment but what actually happens is this, ‘People would rather live disappointed than risk the feeling of disappointment,’ (B. Brown Atlas of The Heart 2021.)

And that, my friends, is a hard realisation. If you continually settle for less in a bid to avoid disappointment then your whole life becomes a half-lived, underwhelming drone of disappointment. So, get curious on what you need, clear on what you want and hopefully things will work out a lot more often. Sometimes they won’t and that’ll leave you feeling disappointed for a while – but it’ll stop you living disappointed forever.

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Look up to the Skies

Have you ever looked up at the night sky and wondered if we are truly alone in the universe?

I know I have. I’m sure there are other beings out there, or maybe they’re here already. A YouGov survey in 2021 revealed that half the British population believes in the existence of extraterrestrial life. And 1 in 14 people believe they’ve seen an Unidentified Flying Object (UFO).

Myself and a friend became convinced that alien contact would be made at the Olympics in 2012. So much so, that we actually put a bet on it. Although we didn’t receive any winnings, we did cause great hilarity in the betting shop. Plus, we almost convinced a few others to place a bet too.

If aliens intrigue you, then July the 2nd is the time to investigate. World UFO Day was originally designated as June the 24th. This marks the first modern sighting of unidentified flying objects.

In 1947 pilot Kenneth Arnold spotted a group of 9 flying discs over Mount Rainier in the US. He estimated that they were travelling at speeds of over 100 miles an hour.

The incident was covered extensively in the press and led to the creation of the term “flying saucer”.

However, the date was shifted to July the 2nd, coinciding with the occurrence of the Roswell incident at Area 51 in New Mexico. This pivotal moment in 1947 marked when a military airbase reported the capture of a flying disc. The statement was later retracted but the fascination with other-worldly visitors, unexplained aircraft and the potential for life in other galaxies continues.

Celebrating this special day is really easy. You can watch some classic UFO films like Close Encounters of the Third Kind, E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial or, my personal favourite, The X-Files. Why not gather some friends and grab some retro Flying Saucer sweets to mark the occasion? However, you might want to avoid films that aren’t as positive about our faraway friends. Perhaps cross Alien, Predator and Independence Day off the list.

Alternatively, step outside at night and gaze up at the vast expanse of the skies. Who knows what mysteries await you or what marvels you might encounter…

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The Great Outdoors

As we head into summer, get active with our books on pursuits to enjoy in the great outdoors.

The Little Book for Wild Swimmers

Laura Silverman

Whether you’ve already taken the plunge or simply want to dip in a toe, this book gives you all you need to reconnect with your wild side. From how to plan safe swims to taking the perfect underwater photo, the great outdoors is waiting for you.

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Exhilarating Adventures around Britain

Patrick Kinsella

Pump up the adrenaline, get out of your comfort zone and take a highly adventurous tour of Britain’s extraordinary cliffs, caves, canyons, coasts, forests, fells, beaches, Munros, moors and tors – places

Best Day Walks Great Britain

Lonely Planet

With colour maps and images throughout, this is your passport to 60 easy escapes into nature. Discover what the country has to offer in this comprehensive guide –cross misty moors, hike wild landscapes, and explore the highlands. Get into the heart of Great Britain and begin your journey now!

people may never have considered exploring – via a range of outdoor pursuits.

Big Trails: Great Britain & Ireland

This guide features 25 routes along the most iconic, spectacular and popular long-distance trails in England, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland, Ireland and the Isle of Man. Whether you’re walking, trekking, fastpacking or running, this book is designed to inspire big adventures and features stunning photography.

Camping: Explore the Great Outdoors with Family and Friends

Don Philpott & National Trust Books

A practical and inspirational guide to camping, which includes a guide to all the National Trust’s sites. It’s about getting outside and enjoying the Great British outdoors, whether you want to do it under canvas or in a glamorous yurt. Guaranteed to bring out the adventurer in everyone!

Essential Bushcraft Ray Mears

Ray Mears is well-known to millions of TV viewers through his acclaimed series Tracks, Ray Mears’ World of Survival and Extreme Survival. This handy portable compendium is an invaluable companion on any expedition and is packed with essential wilderness techniques and vital survival skills from around the world.

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The Fellowship of Beer: A Unique Craft Beer Experience

The Fellowship of Beer, an initiative by Steam Machine Brew Co. in Newton Aycliffe, Durham, offers a distinctive take on beer subscription services. This exclusive club provides members with a hands-on approach to brewing, allowing them to participate in key decisions such as ingredient selection and barrel aging.

Every two months, members receive a selection of at least ten diverse beers, many of which are influenced by their input. These beers are presented in hand-bottled 375ml champagne bottles, emphasising quality and exclusivity. The assortment includes a minimum of six imperial strength beers, ensuring a rich and flavourful tasting experience.

In addition to the core offerings, members are treated to bonus collaborations and surprise beers. Each shipment is accompanied by detailed documentation, including tasting notes and food pairing guides, enriching the overall beer exploration journey.

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Word on Wine

While shopping recently, I came across a wine that I had not tasted before. This was a wine made using the ‘furmint’ grape.

‘Furmint’ is a grape variety widely grown in Hungary and just over the border in Slovenia. Its fine, fiery white grapes are used to produce the region’s famous ‘Tokaji’ wines. The grape has been so well established in Hungary that the exact origins have been lost. It is thought that it originated from Austria’s Burgenland region before being introduced to Hungary by wine-making immigrants and was encouraged by King Bela IV in the 13th century. DNA profiling has shown that it is the same grape known as Mosler in Austria and Moslavac in Croatia.

For centuries, the furmint grapes were normally used to produce a sweet dessert wine, ‘Tokaji’, from Hungary’s Tokaj-Hegyalja region. However, today the region is gaining a reputation for producing dry wines. The wine that I found is Royal Tokaji ‘Dry Tokaji’ 2021 from Majestic Wines. Royal Tokaji is trying to achieve the Gold Standard for wine-making and was co-founded by wine writer Hugh Johnson. It produces a crisp dry wine, similar to Chablis and Loire Sauvignon Blanc, with aromas of apple, pears, honey and blossom, and flavours of rich apricots and peaches.

personalised attention and fostering camaraderie among members. This limited membership ensures that each member’s voice is heard and valued in the brewing process.

There are many different beer subscription services, but the Fellowship of Beer stands out as a unique proposition for beer enthusiasts to engage actively in the brewing process. By combining member involvement with diverse beer offerings and exclusive extras, this club offers a one-of-a-kind beer experience for those passionate about exploring the world of beer. Visit www.fellowshipofbeer.org for more details.

Technical Details:

Grape: 100% Furmint

Appearance: Clear white wine

Characteristics: Aromas of pears, citrus fruit, green fruits and herbs with fresh acidity

Alcohol by Volume: 13%

Food Match: Good on its own, or the acidity can stand up to rich dishes like roasted belly pork with a honey glaze. Available from: Majestic Wines, Ashbourne Road, Derby. £12.99 per bottle or £8.99 as part of a box of 6.

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Rice, spice and all things nice! For a dish that looks so classy and tastes so complex, it’s hard to believe that everything happens in one pan.

Serves: 4

Preparation time: 15-20 minutes

Cooking time: 40 minutes

Ingredients:

• 200g basmati rice

• 1 tbsp butter

• 2 tbsp rapeseed oil

• 2 onions, peeled and finely sliced

• Salt and ground black pepper

• 500g golden beetroot, peeled and cut into 1cm cubes

• 150ml white wine

• 50g cashew nuts, roughly chopped

• 2 green chillies, finely chopped

• 6cm piece fresh root ginger, peeled and grated

• 2 cloves garlic, peeled and finely chopped

• 2 bay leaves

• 40 curry leaves (if you can’t find them, leave them out)

• 1 tsp cumin seeds

• 1 tsp black mustard seeds

• Pared peel of 1 unwaxed lime

• 400ml vegetable stock

To serve

• 1 small Chioggia beetroot, finely sliced on a mandolin

• Juice of 1 lime

• 3 tbsp pomegranate seeds

• ½ small bunch of fresh coriander, leaves and tender stems roughly chopped

• Greek yoghurt

Method:

Place the basmati rice in a sieve and rinse under a running tap, agitating the rice grains with your hands to rinse away as much starch as possible. When the water that runs through the sieve is no longer cloudy, tip the rice into a bowl and cover with 2cm fresh water. Set aside.

Meanwhile, heat the butter and oil in a large, deep frying pan over a medium heat. When the butter is melted and bubbling noisily, add the onions along with a pinch of salt and a generous grind of black pepper. Cook, stirring regularly, until the onions are soft and well on their way to being caramelised, about 12-15 minutes. Turn the heat up to high, then stir in the beetroot, pour in the wine and cover the pan with a lid. Cook, without peeking, for 8 minutes, then remove the lid and check the tenderness of the beetroot with a sharp knife. If it still feels hard, continue to cook for a few minutes with the lid on (adding a splash of water if all of the wine has evaporated). Once tender, turn the heat down to medium and stir through the cashews, chillies, ginger, garlic, bay leaves and curry leaves (if using). Cook for a minute until fragrant, then add the dried spices.

Drain the rice, then stir it through the spiced vegetable mixture, along with the lime peel. Pour over the vegetable stock, cover the pan with a lid and cook for 8 minutes.

Meanwhile, toss the sliced Chioggia beetroot in the lime juice in a small bowl and set aside.

Remove the pan from the heat and leave it with the lid on, without peeking, for 8 minutes before serving. This will help a crispy rice base to form.

Serve the rice in the pan at the table with the pomegranate seeds and coriander sprinkled over the top. Arrange the Chioggia beetroot slices in the middle of the rice and serve immediately with a dollop of Greek yoghurt on the side.

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Fitness Matters

Cold Water Therapy

As I am writing this, I have just been in my cold-water tub. Currently it’s at 8 degrees, and I do wonder about my sanity at times!

According to a review published in 2022 in the ‘European Journal of Applied Physiology’ cold plunging, a type of cryotherapy, happens when you immerse your body in cold water at varying temperatures and duration. Exposure removes the body’s heat, drops internal temperature and changes blood flow.

The benefits of cold plunges: May decrease inflammation and improve immunity Inflammation is the body’s natural response to injury or infection, but this can become chronic. Cold temperatures / ice baths can help restrict blood vessels and reduce flow to affected areas. Healing begins once you get out of the ice bath, as your body’s natural reaction is to push blood back to these areas as soon as possible. It also increases the production of white blood cells, responsible for fighting off infections.

Boosting moods

When the body endures cold, it triggers neurotransmitters to help regulate stress, boosting mood and helping with anxiety and depression. Some people say they get a high

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Post workouts

Many athletes turn to cold tubs as a way of preventing muscle soreness and improve recovery from training sessions.

There are many articles on how long is beneficial and what temperature is best. My tub is dependent on the outside temperatures so can’t be regulated. I have built up to 5 mins and I have no medical conditions to contend with at all. I must stress, if you fancy having a go, there are local businesses offering cold water therapy where you could try it under safe supervision.

I use the tub 3 or 4 times a week and, although I don’t get out feeling on top of the world, it’s definitely something I will carry on with. An even better way would be to take up cold water swimming, then you’d also get the benefits from the exercise … double whammy.

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Derbyshire Walking:

River Dove & Reynard’s Lane from Hartington

Distance: 5.6 miles / 9.1 km

Ascent: 800 feet / 242 metres

Time: 3 hours 40 minutes

Grade: Easy/Moderate

Author: Lou Johnson

Map: Ordnance Survey Explorer OL24; Anquet OS Explorer OL24

Start: Centre of Hartington – Pay & Display Car Park

The pretty Derbyshire village of Hartington on the B5054 is an excellent centre for walking particularly along the Dove Valley. The village, with its village pond complete with ducks, has a variety of shops and refreshment opportunities. This Peak District walk explores three limestone dales before following Reynard’s Lane across the upland lying to the east of the River Dove. The walking is easy and route finding straightforward. The centre of Hartington offers adequate parking, including a pay and display car park, although at busy times of the year space may be at a premium.

The Route

1. From the centre of the village walk south along the B5054 towards Warslow. Reaching public toilets on the left, take the signed footpath to the left of the toilets. This leads into a field with a clear path heading south.

2. Cross the walled lane (grid ref. SK128599) and continue across more pastures rising slightly past the limestone outcrops on the flanks of Pennilow.

3. The path then descends and enters pleasant woodland to reach the east bank of the River Dove. The path crosses the river on a bridge and continues south with the River Dove now on your left. You are now in Beresford Dale.

4. Reaching Beresford Lane (grid ref. SK128586), cross the Dove using the narrow footbridge or the stepping stones that run parallel on the right. Once across the river, continue across a large meadow with the river away to your right. The path soon re-joins the river and enters steep-sided Wolfscote Dale, with its limestone outcrops adding interest to the scenery.

The River Dove is very pretty with small cascades and excellent limestone scenery.

5. Reaching a path junction at grid ref. SK142569, turn left into Biggin Dale. The path follows the floor of this dry valley; in places the going is quite rough underfoot.

6. Continue up Biggin Dale, passing a small cave on your right (grid ref. SK142574). Continue ahead on the obvious path following the valley floor. Some way up the dale you pass through a gate to continue walking up dale with a wall to your left.

7. Biggin Dale opens out just over a mile from leaving the River Dove. Reaching a footpath sign in the wall on the left (grid ref. SK145587), turn left signed to Hartington.

8. The path soon divides. Take the rising path heading half left. The path rises quite steeply to reach a gate. Go through the gate and continue up between walls along Reynard’s Lane.

9. After half a mile, you reach tarmac (grid ref. SK137594). Continue straight ahead along this quiet lane.

This section of the walk offers some fine views to the left over the Dove Valley and the surrounding countryside. All that remains is to enjoy the views and continue along Reynard’s Lane as it descends into Hartington.

10. Reaching a T-junction, turn left and complete the final descent back into the village. Turn left along the main road and you are soon back in Hartington village centre.

Walk supplied by Walking Britain (no. 2682). For GPS file or other walks visit www.walkingbritain.co.uk.

It is advisable to carry the relevant OS map when walking the route, and wear appropriate clothing/ footwear. The publisher accepts no responsibility for any injuries caused to readers whilst following the walk

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Motoring A History of the Mini

From dinky ‘60s car to a modern electric hatchback, the Mini has done it all, while never losing its focus as an affordable and fun car. With Mini introducing a new version of its iconic hatchback, we take a look back at its history.

1959 – The original Mini

When fuel prices skyrocketed in the late 1950s, the Morris Motor Company challenged its top engineer, Alec Issigonis, to create a small, affordable, fuelefficient car capable of carrying four adults.

The result was the aptly named Mini, with the wheels at the far corners and the engine mounted sideways, to improve stability and free up interior space. It was built at Longbridge, Birmingham, and also at Cowley, Oxford.

1961 – Racing success

The Mini quickly grew a fanbase, in part due to racing success. British racing legend John Cooper developed the easily-modifiable car, leading to the introduction of the more powerful Cooper and Cooper S models. The Mini chalked up impressive racing victories, including three wins at the Monte Carlo rally. By 1965 the millionth Mini had been produced.

1970s and 1980s – the Mini would just keep plodding on

Demand for the small Mini continued, with cumulative sales passing three million and four million in 1972 and 1976 respectively, helped by the addition of new versions such as the Clubman estate.

1994 – BMW buys Mini and the final Classic Minis are produced

BMW acquired Mini’s owner, Rover Group, in 1994, and the original Mini was finally discontinued in 2000, following lots of special editions. More than 5.3 million Classic Minis were produced.

2001 – The New Mini

The New Mini began production at the firm’s Oxford factory in 2001 and sold well despite being quite a lot bigger than the original. Convertible, sportier Cooper S and John Cooper Works models

all followed. The 2006 special edition GP had the rear seats removed and power increased to 218bhp.

2006 – The second New Mini

The second-generation model looked similar but was larger, better equipped and featured new engines. A reincarnated Mini Clubman was introduced in 2007, and this generation also provided the setup for the ‘Mini E’ in 2009 – an electric Mini trialled for 12 months, which helped pave the way for the introduction of BMW’s electric i3 in 2013.

2014 – The third innings

In 2014, a brand-new, more modern-looking Mini was launched. Based around a new platform and with a broad range of new engines, new features included a head-up display and LED headlights – both fairly advanced technology at the time.

The first five-door hatch followed shortly after, improving interior space further. 2020 saw the launch of the Mini Electric with a range of around 145 miles, as well as the latest John Cooper Works GP – a 302bhp hot hatch that remains the most powerful Mini hatchback ever.

2023 – A simplified, digital Mini

Offered in just a three-door guise, Mini’s new Cooper has a modern, simplified design. The plastic wheel-arch trim and Union Jack rear lights are gone, while inside is a new circular touchscreen display and a simplified layout. Only revealed in electric guise –with petrol versions arriving later – the Mini Cooper can now travel up to a claimed 250 miles on a charge.

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Gardening Welcome Guest or Garden Pest?

How do you decide whether an insect you find on or around your plants is a pest or a welcome guest? Please don’t assume they are out to sabotage your plot; we need to encourage all sorts of wildlife into the garden, as biodiversity is key to a balance of life.

A very simple test for insects that don’t fly could help you decide if they might be friend or foe: if it moves quickly, it is more likely to be a beneficial predator, while if it is slow-moving, it could be a plant-eating nuisance.

Common pests

Try to remove vine weevils, lily beetles and box tree moths before they have a chance to lay eggs. Numbers of these pests have proliferated over the past decade. Box caterpillars are destroying many of our native box plants (Buxus sempervirens), which are popular for garden and landscape use as well as occurring in the wild. Use biological controls, where available, and pick off adult beetles or caterpillars by hand.

Aphids are not a huge problem, even though they might affect plant growth. Ladybirds, lacewing, hoverflies and birds make excellent aphid eaters, and nurturing your garden ecosystem will encourage these beneficial creatures.

Cabbage moth caterpillars are probably the most common problem in the allotment, and netting susceptible plants is

the most efficient way to prevent damage to brassica plants. But, once again, a healthy ecosystem to encourage natural predators will help with the control. Planting marigolds as companions nearby also helps to repel them.

Sawflies belong to a large group of insects related to bees and wasps. Their caterpillar-like small larvae feast on leaves of plants such as willow, gooseberry, rose, Solomon’s seal, geranium and even on the young fruit of apples. They can defoliate plants relatively quickly, but they are a nuisance rather than a serious threat. Picking them off by hand is probably the best way to deal with them, together with attracting natural predators to help control numbers.

Soldier beetles can be red, brown, yellow, or black and are distinctive because of their slim, elongated, soft bodies. They are a gardener’s friend, feeding on aphids, red spider mites, and caterpillars.

There are more than 35 species of tiny pollen beetle in the UK. These beetles develop and live in the flower buds of many different plants. They are small, dark beetles with a metallic sheen, and they do no harm. They eat pollen and might also help with pollination.

Ground-dwelling beetles and beetles known as rove beetles are friends! If you find any of these dark beetles hiding under leaf litter or rocks during the daytime, leave them be. They feed on smaller insects, garden pests such as aphids, fly eggs and various larvae.

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Belper School Book Review

A student from Belper School reviews the book ‘The Secret History’ by Donna Tartt.

There is something quite mystical about this book. Though none of the main characters are especially sympathetic, they are all fully fleshed out and their motives and actions all make sense in the world Tartt has created.

I’ve noticed a lot of people say this book doesn’t deserve 5 stars because there was no character development or that the characters were unrelatable. It seems these people completely misunderstood the purpose of the story. Richard is telling us this story years after he has already moved on from it. We are not experiencing it in real time but only through the parts of his memory that remain of it. And, as he tells us from the very first paragraph, he has “a morbid longing for the picturesque.” which means he is immediately an unreliable narrator. He will remember things slightly incorrectly due to his desire for a ‘picturesque’ story. This flaw of his is easily seen in his ever-shifting view of Henry and Camilla.

The characters in the story have no reputation of either being likeable or relatable. They shed light into the darker areas of the human mind and its impulses and, as the story develops, the decisions that they make sound sensible enough and give us the erroneous impression that their solutions are the only way out of an intricate maze. The book is a justification for the cold-blooded murder executed on the pretext that it was the only escape they have, when actually it opens the doors to a new set of problems that are even more horrific.

To me, this is simply a book where you want to savour every line like it’s the last. Tartt has really captured the atmosphere of the elite liberal arts campus of fictional Hampden College in Vermont, ‘a setting that mirrors Tartt’s experience in the 1980s at Bennington College, where she started writing The Secret History as a student.’

I ended this book with such weirdly conflicting feelings that left me dumbfounded. I found this

book to be exhausting in such an addictive way, I was a welcomed hostage to this book (I suppose similar to the main character). This exhaustion was only enhanced by the sadness that the book had produced in me as I wanted to go back. I still don’t completely understand the new feeling this book made me feel and, no matter how long I stare at the wall, I don’t think I’ll be able to explain this feeling. The story is beautifully and purposefully written. Every detail is meant to make you think and ponder, leading to exhaustion due to the constant changes it provokes in your thoughts. This truly is an old classic in new times.

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The Diary of a Local Mum

Testing, Testing, 1, 2, 3…

As I write this, we’re knee deep in exam season and stress levels are running high in the Local Mum household. If your kids are going through the same – whether that’s SATs, GCSEs, A-levels, BTECs, university exams or any other qualification – you have my sympathies, kids and parents alike.

Exams are stressful, there are no two ways about it. There’s a pressure on kids to prove what they know, or what they’re capable of, within a short time-frame. That piece of paper (or practical assessment) results in some kind of value judgement which, however we try and frame it, appears to them to say how ‘good’ they are at whatever it is they’re being assessed on.

Now, I’m not here to open up a debate on exams –everyone has their own opinion on whether or not they’re the best way to assess children (or adults) from primary school upwards. As it stands, there’s no escaping the fact that they’re used frequently throughout a child’s school career. As that time draws to a close, the series of numbers (previously letters) that are handed to them in an envelope in August seem to be the culmination of all those years of work, from age 4 upwards. As much as you tell children that their results don’t define them, or dictate their future, it can often feel to them – for a short period at least – like they do.

So, as a parent, how can you handle the household exam stress and support your kids through this turbulent time? Well, I’ve found that you apparently never quite get over that exam anxiety yourself! The fact that it’s your offspring going through it and not you personally, doesn’t seem to matter –the very mention of exam timetables and revision and you’re transported immediately back to your school memories of sitting in exam halls, and those old emotions are stirred up. It’s a daunting prospect … and this time you’re one

step removed, watching your child deal with the torment instead of you!

Whether you’ve got a child who’s non-stop revising and needs to take a moment to chill out, or one that has their head firmly in the sand and has barely picked up a book, trying to either motivate or relax them is not easy. There’s a 95%* chance that whatever you do or say will be wrong. (*Not official figures … but if there was a YouGov survey I’m sure it’d be somewhere close!) It’s like walking a tightrope. They need to know that you care and support them, but without being overly invested or too pushy. They need to know that exams aren’t the be-all and end-all and you’ll love them whatever the outcome, but they are, nonetheless, important. They need to know that you’re there for them, but without actually physically being there. Of course, you can’t be too far away, just in case they need you urgently in the event of an emergency (e.g. ‘my pen’s run out’, ‘there aren’t any biscuits left’ or, horror of horrors, ‘the Wi-Fi’s stopped working!’).

And then, of course, there’s the subject matter. “Oh, I can help you with that!” you confidently say to a confused and stressed-out child. Ha. You may have aced your biology exam once upon a time in the dim and distant past, and you assume a quick refresh will get you up to speed … but the realisation hits that either the syllabus has got a lot harder or your brain has turned to mush during the intervening years. Thank goodness for Google!

So, whatever level of testing your child is undergoing this exam season, I wish you all the very best as, together, you attempt to make it through unscathed. Deep breaths and good snacks will help!

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CHILDREN’S PUZZLE PAGE

HOW MANY FOOTBALLS CAN YOU FIND ON THIS PAGE?

A 5 B 9 C 11

Why didn’t the dog want to play football? He was a boxer!

CAN YOU KICK THE BALL AND SCORE A GOAL?

Use each hint to write the word that is only one letter different from the word above it.

BALL

.......................... The opposite of short

.......................... The hind part of an animal

.......................... Put to sea

.......................... Dirt

.......................... Wind into a spiral

.......................... Carbon rock used for fuel GOAL

Which insect didn’t play well in goal? The fumble bee.

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School Information

School Terms 2024/25

All dates taken from www.derbyshire.gov.uk

Term 6: Monday 3 June 2024 to Tuesday 23 July 2024

Term 1: Wednesday 4 September 2024 to Friday 25 October 2024

Term 2: Monday 4 November 2024 to Friday 20 December 2024

Term 3: Monday 6 January 2025 to Friday 14 February 2025

Term 4: Monday 24 February 2025 to Friday 4 April 2025 Term 5: Tuesday 22 April 2025 to Friday 23 May 2025

Community Diary June / July 2024

June:

4th: Arts Society Derby lecture: “She Loves You: The music of the Sixties 1960 - 1964” by Steve King. 7.15pm (doors 6.30pm) at Landau Forte College, Fox St, Derby DE1 2LF. Cost £6; free parking. Info: www.theartssocietyderby.com.

7th – 9th: Transition Belper’s ‘Belper Goes Green’ community, eco & arts festival at Belper Meadows Cricket Club. Stalls, talks, eco info, lots of music, real ale & cider festival and more! Info: transitionbelper.org or search ‘Belper Goes Green’ on Facebook. Tickets via ticketsource.co.uk

8th: Belper Organ and Keyboard Club concert: Glyn Madden. 2pm, Congregational Church, Church Walk, Belper DE56 1DB. £10 admission. www.belperorganclub.com

22nd & 23rd: Flower Festival (theme: Bible stories). 10am-3pm on 22nd, 12-4.30pm on 23rd. Christ Church, The Triangle, Belper DE56 1BA. Free entry.

28th: Belper Welcome Meal 12-2pm at No.28 Market Place, Belper DE56 1FZ. Soup/bread & pudding, No need to book, pay what you can. Welcome Meal Project volunteers supported by Unite, Belper Town Council, Co-op.

29th: Sitwell Singers Summer Concert, celebrating 5 centuries of choral music. 7.30pm Broadway Baptist Church, 166 Broadway, Derby DE22 1BP. Tickets £15 (£5 u18) from www.sitwellsingers.org.uk or on the door.

29th: Ship of Fools stand-up comedy at No.28 Market Place, Belper DE56 1FZ. 7.30 for 8pm, BYO drinks. £10 book online at www.wegottickets.com.

Info: shipoffoolscomedy@yahoo.co.uk.

July:

5th – 7th: The Eyes Have It Music Festival, Eyes Meadow, Duffield DE56 4BA. For line up, tickets & info visit www.theeyeshaveit.co.uk

6th: Little Eaton Carnival, 2pm St Peter’s Park, Little Eaton. Also, 13 ‘Carnival Week’ events over 7 days prior, from 30th June – 6th July. Search ‘Little Eaton Carnival’ on Facebook or see littleeatoncarnival.com for info.

13th: Belper Organ and Keyboard Club concert: Ian Griffin. 2pm, Congregational Church, Church Walk, Belper DE56 1DB. £10 admission. www.belperorganclub.com

20th: Horsley Woodhouse Village Carnival, 12-5pm, Sitwell Recreation Ground, Horsley Woodhouse DE7 6PZ. Also, Music Night Friday 19th. Info/tickets: hwca.org.uk

20th: Afternoon tea 3-5pm, including sandwiches, cakes, scones, tea and coffee £15. Bateman Hall, Christ Church, The Triangle, Belper DE56 1BA. Places must be booked by contacting Alison Roome on 01773 825635.

25th: Thursday Edinburgh preview! Ship of Fools stand-up comedy, No.28 Market Place, Belper DE56 1FZ. 7.30 for 8pm, BYO drinks. £10 book online: www.wegottickets.com. Info: shipoffoolscomedy@yahoo.co.uk.

26th: Belper Welcome Meal 12-2pm at No.28 Market Place, Belper DE56 1FZ. Soup/bread & pudding, No need to book, pay what you can. Welcome Meal Project volunteers supported by Unite, Belper Town Council, Co-op.

Please check events with the venue/organiser as the publisher accepts no responsibility if events are changed/cancelled following publication. If you have a one-off event or special excursion for August/September 2024 please email it to helen@allthingslocal.co.uk. Deadline is Wednesday 19th June 2024.

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Make sure of what you wish formake a will

Most of us have an idea of what we want to happen after we have gone. Who will look after things in the first few days, who will arrange our funeral and most of all, who we would choose to inherit after our death.

Without a will, legislation decides who is entitled to your money, and that may not be who you would want it to be.

Trust us to advise you on such important arrangements.

Make sure you have a Will in place - later may be sooner than you think.

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Local History

Belper People of The Past

Sarah Ann Siddons, aged 12

This young girl lived in the Market Place and in 1851 was a box maker. When she was just twelve years old, she worked in the shop, putting together the boxes her father needed in his trade as a felt hatter. What kind of life did this girl have, making boxes all day with her father, who was cutting and sewing, while her younger brothers and sisters were lucky enough to be at school? It’s hard to be certain, but it can’t have been an easy childhood. Sarah was born in Doncaster in about 1838, the first child of her parents, Joseph and Ann, who worked and lived in Doncaster and Ashton-underLyne before moving to Belper, where there was plenty of business in the hat trade. By the 1830s and 40s the economy of Belper had picked up after the Napoleonic Wars. Hats were worn for all occasions and probably men’s felt hats would have been their main business. Sarah had five younger brothers and sisters: four were at school and their parents could probably afford to keep them in education until they were 11 or 12, learning basic literary and numeracy skills before starting work to support the family.

Basic compulsory schooling would not become law until about twenty years later, but there were a number of schools in Belper. In 1857 a trade directory listed eleven, all fee-paying. Strutt’s school at the Mill was free to some, although child mill-workers paid one penny a week. Other pupils, presumably free of charge, included the children of framework knitters, nail makers, stockingers, colliers and workhouse inmates. Girls were taught sewing skills as well as the three Rs. What I found surprising is that Strutts enrolled children as young as one or two, so for them the school would have served as a nursery, perhaps to support women working at the Mill.

I had a look at the Census to see what was happening to children in the Market Place in 1851. There were 26 girls aged between 2 and 15 and

it is interesting to see what they were doing. Of the girls, 19 were at school and 7 were at work, including 12-year-old Sarah the box maker, Hannah (8) errand girl, Alice (11) employed in a hosiery warehouse, and four house servants, Eliza (12), Sarah (13), Maria (14) and another Alice (14). Of the 18 boys between 2 and 15 it’s a different story. Only 3 were working: John (12) an errand boy, Frank (15) a general servant at a beer house and John (15) a draper’s apprentice. Boys may have been allowed more years at school than girls because they would be the family breadwinners.

What happened to Sarah Ann? In 1861 she was a kitchen maid with five other staff at Duffield Bank House. It seems that she kept contact with her family in Yorkshire, and in 1865 she married Arthur Fields, a Doncaster coach builder. She went on to have five children, but by 1891 was widowed, working as a charwoman and living with her daughter Janet. By 1901 she had moved in with her son Robert in Derby and, at last, was no longer working. She died in Doncaster in 1916 at 78 – a good age for anyone born in the 1830s.

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The Siddons family house and hat shop today, at the top of the Market Place The Siddons family house and hat shop today, at the top of the Market Place

Upbeat: Three Ways to Keep Your Dog Safe This Summer

We’re sharing an important message for dog walkers: protect your dog, protect livestock.

This supports a national campaign: Operation Recall, a campaign to remind dog walkers of their responsibility to keep their pets under close control around livestock.

A dog chasing or attacking livestock is a crime and can cause emotional and financial damage for both the farmer and the dog’s owner.

As part of Operation Recall, we spoke to Derbyshire farmer Gaby: “It can actually cause people to choose to leave farming altogether, after a serious dog attack. The stress can be that much financially, and emotionally, that people choose not to do it anymore.

“You don’t always find out about an attack initially, so you might go to check on your animals and find out that one of them has been injured or killed. And that is the most horrendous thing to come across.”

PC Emma Swales, from our Rural Crime Team, said: “Livestock worrying is a crime and the consequences can range from Restorative Justice including dog control orders, a fine to cover the farmer’s losses which could go into the thousands, and/or a court summons. No one wants to think that their dog can hurt other animals, but we do see cases of family pets going back to their predator instincts and chasing livestock when given the opportunity. Don’t take that chance.”

Here are our top tips to keep your dog safe:

1. Plan ahead - Know your route, make sure you take enough water and supplies for you and your pet.

2. Be present on your walk and keep your attention on what your dog is doing. Keep your dog under closer control when you spot hazards, such as another walker or livestock.

3. Understand your dog – even the best trained dog can have a predator instinct. It’s an owner’s responsibility to take precautions, not the dog’s fault that they have these instincts.

For more details, visit www.derbyshire.police.uk and search ‘Operation Recall’, or search YouTube for the ‘Derbyshire Constabulary’ channel where you can watch an informative video from Gaby and Caroline, a local dog trainer.

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Friendship Blooms

Show your appreciation for a fellow member of the community; it may be a friend, a family member or maybe someone you’ve come into contact with who provides a wonderful service or who works hard to make a difference. Let All Things Local surprise them with a fresh bouquet of flowers.

All Things Local has joined forces with Beverley Kennedy (pictured) from Floraline, Gregory’s Way in Belper, to offer readers the chance to show their appreciation for a fellow member of the community. The recipient of this issue’s bouquet is the team at Gymophobics, Belper. The team was nominated by one of the Gymophobics gym members, Sue Downing. This is what Sue wrote:

“I’d like to nominate the team at Gymophobics, Belper, for the Friendship Blooms bouquet. I’ve recently joined and I never thought I’d say this about going to a gym, but I really enjoy it! It’s such a welcoming environment; everyone there is so friendly, accommodating, and helpful. They’re always there to offer support and guidance when it’s needed. The 30-minute circuit is achievable but also really works – I can already feel a difference after a couple of months. I love the air resistance machines because they’re not cumbersome and clunky like traditional weights. I’m going 3 times a week which, again, I never thought I’d do. So, I’d like to say a big thank you for changing my perspective on gyms and helping me to improve my health and fitness!” Sue Downing

Nominate someone to receive the next bouquet. All you have to do is state, in no more than 100 words, who you are nominating. Include their address and the reasons why you are nominating them. You can nominate more than one person if they are living/ working at the same address… and remember, flowers don’t just have to be for women!

The only rule is that the person receiving the flowers must live or work in the distribution area of All Things Local Village Edition (listed on front cover). Just write your nomination on a piece of paper and send to Friendship Blooms, All Things Local, 74 Woodhouse Road, Kilburn, Belper, Derbyshire DE56 0NA or e-mail your nomination to helen@allthingslocal.co.uk putting ‘Friendship Blooms’ as the subject. Please include your full name, address and daytime telephone number on your nomination.

Gymophobics Belper Owner, Sara Stainsby, receives the Friendship Blooms bouquet with members of the team and gymgoers.

Closing date for nominations for the next issue is Wednesday 19th June 2024.

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Index

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Aerials: AMC Aerials 38 Aerials: Satellite Aerial Services 44 Airport Transfers: Holbrook Travel 9 Animal Welfare: The Cat’s Protection League 75 Architect: Pilkington Architecture 61 Bathrooms: Belper Kitchens & Bathrooms 62 Bathrooms: Best One Bathrooms 35 Bathrooms: Browns 40 Bathrooms: Paul M Longden 34 Bedrooms: Contour Furnishings 34 Bereavement Therapy: Annie’s Wings Talking Therapy 27 Blinds: UK Blinds 43 Blinds, Curtains & Shutters: Hillarys 2 Builder’s Merchant/Landscaping Products: Browns 40 Building Work: JJN 47 Building Work: Little Job Building Co 48 Building Work: Midland Building & Roofing 46 Building Work: Simon Owen Response 38 Building Work: TDB Builders 44 Building Work: Valley View Construction 34 Car Body Repairs: B A Kelf 30 Car Body Repairs: ChipsAway 31 Car Body Repairs: Martin Buxton 30 Car Servicing, Repairs, MOTs: 20Ten Garage Services 29 Car Servicing, Repairs, MOTs: Little Eaton Garage 31 Care at Home: Trustbridge Care 73 Care Home: Agincare/Regency Care Home 71 Carpets & Flooring: Ian Wilson 47 Carpets & Flooring: Spondon Carpets 36 Carpets & Flooring: T Nutt 7 Cash for Jewellery, Watches etc: event at The Lion Hotel 15 Cleaning/Sanitising: Molly Maid 50 Cleaning/Sanitising: Time For You 37 Dentures: Beautiful Dentures 25 Dog Grooming: Studio K9 9 Education: William Gilbert 65 Electrical Goods Retailer: Lester & Nix 6 Electrician: A Hallam 45 Electrician: Andy Hill 57 Electrician: Derbyshire Energy Solutions 43 Electrician: Devenport Electrical 38 Electrician: JB Electrical & Security Systems 63 Electrician: McPherson-Davis 44 Event: Cromford Steam Rally 21 Financial Advice: Belper IFS 10 Florist: Floraline 76 Foot Care: Amber Feet 23 Fuel: Browns/Signal Fuels 40 Funeral Director: Thomas Ryde & Son 72 Garage Doors: Garolla 48 Garage Doors: Ockbrook Garage Doors 50 Garden Heating & Furniture: Robeys 54 Garden Living: Cabin Master 3 Garden Services: Elements Solutions 56 Garden Services: TMS 48 Gutter Clearance: Gutter PRO 37 Gutter Clearance: Time Gutter Cleaning 64 Gym (ladies only): Gymophobics 26 Hearing Specialist: Audiyo Hearing 1 Holiday Clubs for Children: It’s About Me 66
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Hotel: The Derby Hotel Blackpool 12 Hotel: Morley Hayes 21 Joinery: L Tansley 63 Kitchens: Belper Kitchens & Bathrooms 62 Kitchens: Dream Doors 57 Kitchens: Holtams 52 Kitchens: Paul M Longden 34 Landscaping: Browns Builders Merchants 41 Landscaping: Langley 55 Life Coaching: Sacred Self 27 Log Supplies: Robeys 45 New Homes: Wheeldon 79 Painting & Decorating: CB Decorating 60 Painting & Decorating: Roy Milner 33 Painting & Decorating: TCA Home Maintenance 63 PC Support: Rosemills Technology Solutions 9 Personal Trainer: Alex Robinson 24 Pest Control: MW Pest Control 57 Plastering: JM Plastering & Property Maintenance 44 Plastering: McPherson-Davis 44 Plastering: S Beresford 48 Plumbing & Heating: Blacks 38 Plumbing & Heating: CB 57 Plumbing & Heating: LEEVA 49 Plumbing & Heating: MDA 44 Plumbing & Heating: Scott 43 Plumbing & Heating: Woodward 46 Properties Wanted for Cash: We Do Property 53 Property Maintenance: JM Plastering & Property Maintenance 44 Property Maintenance: Simon Owen Response 38 Public House: The Elephant & Peacock 19 Railway Travel: The Derwent Valley Line 14 Restaurant: The Elephant & Peacock 19 Restaurant, Function Room: Morley Hayes 21 Retail Outlet: The Corn Exchange 13 Roofing: Midland Building & Roofing 46 Scout Group: Little Eaton Scout Group 75 Security: Prestige 46 Shiatsu: Shiatsu Healing Space 27 Solar Panels: Derbyshire Energy Solutions 43 Solicitors: Ellis Fermor & Negus 9 Solicitors: Shacklocks 8 Solicitors: Smith Partnership 11 Taxi: Holbrook Travel 9 Tree Care: Charnwood Tree Services 45 Tyres: Best Grip 33 Tyres & Exhausts: ETS 80 Vet: Vet Care @ Home 4 Windows, Doors, Conservatories: Ashfen 58 Windows, Doors, Conservatories: Clearview Glass 51 Windows, Doors, Conservatories: Lifestyle Windows 60 Windows, Doors, Conservatories: Smartglaze 39 Windows, Doors, Conservatories: Trade Windows 42 Windows, Doors, Glass Replacements: JG Glazing 63 Woodburning Stoves: Robeys 54 Yoga: Tabitha Yoga 23
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